To help voters become familiar with candidates running for Palo Alto City Council and the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education, Palo Alto Online is posting video interviews with each person.
The interviews were conducted by Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson and members of the newspaper's editorial staff. In the videos, candidates speak about an array of local issues -- such as the city's library system, proposed Stanford development and Mandarin immersion -- as well as each person's reasons for running for office.
This is the first election season during which Palo Alto Online staff has posted video interviews of council and school-board hopefuls. Ten of the 11 council candidates participated (Stella Marinos declined), as did all six campaigners for school board.
Candidates are vying for four open seats on the City Council and three seats on the school board. Click on a candidate's name below for the video and a brief biography.
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